Saturday, August 10, 2013

Watermelon Ginger Agua Fresca

I love watermelon. As a kid, it was my favorite fruit and I'd pretend I was Yoshi (the green one, of course) from those classic Nintendo 64 games, gobbling up all my watermelon. 

On a side note, I once ate an watermelon in one day with my roommate; I basically had a watermelon baby in my belly. 
Anyways, at my request, we bought a huge watermelon when my relatives came to visit but we never got around to eating it. So I decided to make it into a drink; mom makes agua fresca using lychee juice and watermelon. I lost my taste for lychee juice thanks to my friends' mixed drinks of lychee and vodka; instead, I found this light recipe from Bon Appétit. I never had ginger in my drinks before, but lately I've been obsessed with ginger and I had some in my fridge. 

I must say, this tastes as a refreshing as it looks. 

Ingredients
2 cups watermelon, chilled
1 cup ice
1/4 cup fresh lime or lemon juice
sugar, to taste
fresh ginger, grated
lime or lemon slices, for garnish

Directions
Cut watermelon into chunks, removing seeds. Refrigerate until chilled.

Crush ice in blender. Add watermelon, lime/lemon juice, and sugar. Grate ginger over the blender so the juice goes into the drink. Blend.

Garnish with lime or lemon slices and serve. 

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